Cameron Welsh

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Cameron Welsh
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  • actor
  • writer
  • producer
  • director

Cameron Welsh is an Australian actor, writer, producer and director, best known for his role as Mitch McColl on Australian soap opera Home and Away from 1999 until 2001, he went on to become the series producer from 2007 until 2012


In 1999, Welsh auditioned for a guest role in the Network Seven soap opera Home and Away. Through his audition he secured the regular role of Mitch McColl.[1] In 2000, Welsh was diagnosed with a herniated disc in his back and Producers granted Welsh a six-week break. The serial hired Mitchell McMahon to play Mitch in Welsh's absence.[2] He was nominated for a Logie Award in 2000 for "Most Popular New Male Talent".[3] Welsh decided to quit the role and Mitch's final scenes aired in early 2001.[4]

He went on to direct for Home and Away. Welsh's other directing credits include All Saints and Blue Heelers.

In 2005, Welsh filmed a cameo for the serial's 4000th episode, which saw Mitch return for Alf Stewart's (Ray Meagher) birthday.[5]

Welsh became Series Producer of Home and Away in 2007.[6]

In January 2012, Welsh announced that he had stepped down from his role as the producer of Home and Away. Welsh said he had enjoyed his twelve years working on the drama and was looking forward to future projects.[7]


  1. ^ Barnier, Linda (19 May 2001). "Where are they now?". The Newcastle Herald. (Fairfax Media). Retrieved 6 December 2011.
  2. ^ Herbison, Jason (March 2000). "Spot the difference". All About Soap. Attic Futura UK Ltd (6): 38.
  3. ^ "Will McCune make history at Logies?". Illawarra Mercury. (Fairfax Media). 29 April 2000. Retrieved 6 December 2011.
  4. ^ Watson, Chad; Barnier, Linda (14 May 2001). "Bay of plenty". The Newcastle Herald. (Fairfax Media). Retrieved 6 December 2011.
  5. ^ "Home and Away celebrates 4000 episodes with a special episode to air on Friday". The Gold Coast Bulletin. News Limited. 30 June 2005. p. 6.
  6. ^ Downie, Stephen (23 January 2007). "Role grows more varied". News Limited. Retrieved 18 June 2010.
  7. ^ Rebecca, Davies (16 January 2012). "'Home and Away' producer Cameron Welsh quits show". Digital Spy. (Hearst Magazines UK). Retrieved 16 January 2012.

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